Major Hasan’s future lawyers

Anyone who knows anything about death penalty cases knows that allegations of ineffective assistance of counsel (IAC) will figure significantly in an appeal.  It’s given that no matter how hard they work they’ll be accused of incompetence.

Today, the Supreme Court summarily reversed a Sixth Circuit case in which the circuit court found IAC.  Here is a link to the court’s order in Bobby v. Van Hook.  It is of interest because the court was critical of the circuit courts reliance on the ABA Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases.  Here are the Guidelines.

satin-collapsable-tophat_sm /tip SCOTUSBlog.

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2 responses to “Major Hasan’s future lawyers”

  1. Colonel (IL) J.N. Pritzker (Retired) says:

    I am curious to know if Major Hassan is still drawing the pay and allowances of a major due to the fact that he has not been convicted?

    Thank you.


  2. Yes, that is correct.
    He will continue to draw full pay until he is convicted. His pay will then stop 14 days after conviction. I make that assumption because regardless of a court adjudging total forfeiture of pay, he will be in confinement for a long time.
    As to BAH allowance, I believe that should have been stopped. He’s now in “government quarters 🙂 .”

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